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Rant Box: Champions League Draw

The season gets more exciting tomorrow as the draw for the group stages of the Champions League takes place in Monte Carlo.

Just a reminder of how it works - there are four pots. Chelsea are in the first pot. We get a team from each of the other pots. No one can draw a team from the same league. But Manchester City could draw Barcelona or Real Madrid, which would be interesting. We also currently can't draw AVB's former team Porto.

The pots:

Pot 1: Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Porto, Inter Milan

Pot 2: AC Milan, Lyon, Shakhtar Donetsk, Valencia, Benfica, Villarreal, CSKA Moscow, Marseille

Pot 3: Zenit St Petersburg, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiakos, Manchester City, Lille, Basel, BATE Borisov

Pot 4: Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Dynamo Zagreb, APOEL Nicosia, Genk, FC Viktoria Plzen, Otelul Galati, Trabzonspor

FSC and Setanta will be covering the draw from 11:30/11:45am EST. There will likely be half an hour or more of faffing about before the actual draw takes place.

Any hopes on who we draw? Who we want to avoid? Any of our traveling fans have a preferred destination to incorporate a nice vacation along with a European away match? Sound off here before and during the draw, and I shall return once we have our opponents in the group stage.

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